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21 Nov
Lawyers said two couples gave birth to each other's babies after a fertility clinic mix-up. The couples swapped the children months later after the results of a DNA test were revealed.
1 Jul 2021
After two years of parliamentary debate, France will widen access to medically assisted reproduction, which was previously reserved for infertile heterosexual couples.
16 May 2021
Making IVF fertility treatment available to single women and lesbian couples was one of French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, but it's yet to become a reality. The legislation was initially approved by the lower house of parliament but rejected by the Senate, where the right-wing opposition has a majority. Every year, around 3,000 women in France who wish to undergo IVF, but are not in a relationship with a man, travel to other European countries where the procedure is available. But this option comes at a significant financial cost. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin and Eléonore Vanel went to meet two of these single mothers.
15 May 2021
Making IVF​ fertility​ treatment available to single women​ and lesbian couples was one of French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, but it's yet to become a reality. The legislation was initially approved by the lower house of parliament but rejected by the Senate, where the right-wing opposition has a majority. Every year, around 3,000 women in France who wish to undergo IVF, but are not in a relationship with a man, travel to other European countries where the procedure is available. But this option comes at a significant financial cost. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin and Eléonore Vanel went to meet two of these single mothers.
7 Nov 2020
Recently on Focus, we brought you some good news: the story of how Kenya had managed to double its elephant population in the past three decades. But that doesn't change the grim reality of poaching across Africa, pushing many species to the brink of extinction. There are only two of Kenya's northern white rhinos left – mother and daughter – after the last male died in 2018. All is not lost, though, as scientists experiment with in-vitro fertilisation. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell.
16 Jun 2020
In the early hours of Sunday, 14 June 2020, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, the remarkable woman who impacted positively on so many lives and helped reduce the stigma around In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments in Nigeria, passed away in Port Harcourt.⁣ She will be sorely missed.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
21 Dec 2016
Invitro Fertilisation or IVF has made it possible for many women around the world to have children. But it's an expensive procedure. One doctor in South Africa has developed an affordable option without compromising safety.

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